Jollof rice facts :10 Sizzling truths about the Queen of food,the Nigerian Jollof rice

Give way, the Queeen of food is her, all Hail the Nigerian's Jollof rice


1. What started as a mix of different ingredients or concoction is now the world's highly celebrated food
Jollof rice portrayed as  a map of the world, face of beauty, wordplay and a national monument. Art by : Haneefah Adam
Jollof rice portrayed as  a map of the world, face of beauty, wordplay and a national monument.
Art by : Haneefah Adam
2. Any Nigerian party without Jollof rice is a meeting.
No Food like the Nigerian Jollof rice 

3. Though we have Ghanaian Jollof, Senegalese jollof,Wollof but the Nigerian's Jollof rice tops them all. This is the bone of contention of the famous Jollof rice wars, every tribe claims her Jollof rice is the best, but we all know Nigerian Jollof rice is the sweetest. 
Nigerian Jollof rice is the sweetest
Nigerian Jollof rice is the sweetest
4. Jollof rice served at a party is sweeter than that cooked at home, Also Jollof rice cooked with firewood or that scraped from the bottom of the pot is the sweetest.

 5. Jollof rice is the best eaten with Dodo (fried plantain), chicken,Moinmoin ,salad,beef,fish or egg.
Jollof rice is best served with dodo, chicken, beef, moinmoin or egg
Jollof rice is best served with dodo, chicken, beef, moinmoin or egg
6. The two most important ingredients in making Jollof rice is rice and tomatoes.

7. Never try to add stew on Jollof rice, it reduces the taste.

8.Proper respect m ust be paid to the Queen of food, when spelling Jollof, it must be spelt correctly with a capital "J", that's how much admiration this tasteful food has garnered.

9. Any visitor to Nigeria without trying out Jollof rice is an enemy of sate,  even Mark Zuckerberg, facebook founder couldnt resist having a taste of Nigerian's famous cuisine during his recent, he praised the deliciousness of the food to high heavens. 

10. Too much spices and condiments kills the taste of the food.  In cooking Jollof rice, do not be over eager with spices, just the right amount of curry, thyme, seasoning, nutmeg,onions and other will do.


Now, Jollof has literally taken on a new meaning, it is a way of life, a cultural king pin, a state of happiness, merriment and epitome of every good and rich lifestyle.


And thanks to Jollof rice, New words continue to emerge in our daily usage.


1. Jolly- Noun or verb 
E.g, Lets Jolly Together, Bola is a jolly fellow

2. Jollificate/ Jollification - Adjective/Noun
E.g The party was such a jollication party, it was turnt. 

3.Jollifying- Verb
E.g. No time to waste, today is for Jollifying.




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